Web acceleration typically consists of a number of methods including HTTP compression and connection management/ pooling.
Compression can dramatically reduce the size of a typical web page by 70-90%.
This means that over a real internet connection i.e. with some latency, the page will be compressed, delivered and uncompressed much faster than a page without compression. Over a modem or contended ADSl this can be 3-4x faster. Many commercial web sites use compression to speed up the delivery of the site to end users.Â Other effects of compression include a reduction in the amount of data sent over the network that could lead to reduced bandwidth bills! As the pages are served faster, session times are reduced and in most cases this will lead to an increase in server capacity.